I don't know if you'll be back to this old thread, but just in case:
I'm gonna put my A-MAZE-N-SMOKER to a real job soon. I always wanted to make some "Dried Beef" (chipped beef), but one if the recipes I might use calls for 37 hours in the smoker, and at least 12 hours in a row are with smoke. I could never handle this before. Since I got this thing, it will be the first time I can comfortably handle that. I'll be able to load the MAZE, smoke for 7 or 8 hours with it, pull it out, clean it out, reload it, light it, and 3 minutes later stick it back in there for up to another 7 to 8 hours of smoking.
I'm still researching recipes, and how to mix the pickle (with TQ) that I will be injecting, before dry curing the meat. There's a two for one sale on "eye round roasts" at Giant that starts Sunday. Hopefully I'll start curing 8 or 10 pounds shortly after that!